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This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the "Heartbeat Bill."
Ann Sanner / Associated Press

The "Heartbeat Bill" has once again failed to overcome Gov. John Kasich's veto.

Ohio Supreme Court chambers.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

It was a big year for the Ohio Supreme Court, with decisions on abortion, the death penalty and bobbleheads and the final blow to what had been the state’s largest online charter school. These and others  decisions from the court were some of the stories that made headlines in 2018. 

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich has once again vetoed the six-week abortion ban known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” while signing into law another bill restricting abortions after 12 weeks.

This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the "Heartbeat Bill."
Ann Sanner / Associated Press

Ohio has moved again to impose some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation, after Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a ban Friday on dilation and evacuation terminations and set up a showdown with lawmakers over his veto of the so-called "Heartbeat Bill."

Medina Republican Larry Obhof
Ohio Senate

The Ohio House and Senate are bracing themselves for a busier than usual week after Christmas as Gov. John Kasich deliberates his response to several controversial bills.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Not sure if you heard, but the midterm elections were a pretty big deal in 2018. How do we know this? Well, because election stories took up half of WOSU’s most-viewed articles of the year. While 2018 will always be The Year Of The Kangaroo Sign in our hearts, politics dominated the headlines at WOSU, from the 12th District special election to the U.S. Senate race to Issue 1.

Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

The Ohio House has passed a bill that bans a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions. It’s the second abortion-related bill to pass in this lame-duck session, following the six-week abortion ban known as the “Heartbeat Bill.”

A controversial bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected is on its way to Gov. John Kasich. Overnight, the Ohio House passed the bill 53-32 with changes made by the Senate Tuesday.

City of Columbus

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about when public money is used to help fund sports venues. Author Neil deMause, a critic of publicly-funded stadium and arena deals, joins the show.

This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the "Heartbeat Bill."
Ann Sanner / Associated Press

The Ohio Senate passed the controversial “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday, setting up a potential veto fight between Republican legislative leaders and outgoing Gov. John Kasich.

In June 2017, protestors dressed in costumes from the dystopian TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" sit in a committee hearing to oppose a bill banning a common procedure used in second-trimester abortions.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Abortion is a big deal for Ohio lawmakers as they proceed through the lame-duck session of this legislature. There are two abortion bills that could end up on Gov. John Kasich’s desk soon.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Backers of the so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” legislation that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, are getting some help from evangelical leaders. The supporters are sending a strong message to Gov. John Kasich and Ohio lawmakers.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The so-called "Heartbeat Bill," which Gov. John Kasich promises to veto, was expected to come up for a vote Thursday in an Ohio House committee. But there were too many questions about the controversial bill, which would ban abortions at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, for it to proceed to a vote.

Opponents of Heartbeat Bill gather on the Statehouse steps, a few hours before a hearing on the bill in a Senate committee.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of the "Heartbeat Bill," which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse while supporters gathered inside for a Senate committee hearing.

Abortion advocates protest the Down Syndrome ban on abortions at the Ohio Statehouse in 2017.
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Senators are getting their first look at the six-week abortion ban in an afternoon hearing. Opponents of the “Heartbeat Bill” plan a rally outside the Statehouse around noon.

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